The 8 Best Comedians You’ve Never Heard Of… Probably

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Make all your event wishes come true with these fabulous finds
You know the drill: every event you do is *brilliant*, but it leaves you with a problem. How to top it with your next event? (Admit it, equalling doesn’t count).

It’s the Event Manager’s conundrum, always striving to outdo yourself with every production. More food? More wine? Better goodie bags?

Yeah, nah.

They won’t cut it – the only cutting they’ll do is into your budget, without the big impact you want.

With plenty of runsheets under your belt, you know it’s the talent that makes or breaks. It’s what your audience recalls most vividly.

And you wish that, somehow, a fresh bunch of talent ideas would land in your inbox…

Well today, your wishes came true with 8 brilliant Aussie comedians you perhaps hadn’t heard of before!

#118
Georgie Carroll

Georgie’s bluntness, charm and razor-sharp wit give her a broad-spectrum appeal that can be put into any room, with any line-up, and shine.

As well as performing in a live environment, Georgie draws on her 18 years of Emergency and Intensive Care Nursing experience to write about health topics with her own no-nonsense, playful banter.

She also draws on her motherhood of 2 children, and her relationship with her husband to bring out the humour in living with and raising a family in her own unique way.

Nurse Georgie Carroll is a riot that had the audience rolling in the aisles.
Source: The Clothesline

#126
Mick Dwyer

Mick Dwyer is a brilliant natural comic and amiable host.

He combines his boundless energy, infectious smile and killer wit to produce world-­class comedy.

Mickey is equally at home as compere or headline act and his warm presence and infectious smile are always guaranteed to rub off on any audience.

His joyous, frisky attitude creates a raucous atmosphere that nurtures unabashed laughter.
Source: Chortle

#132
Becky Lucas

Becky Lucas is delightfully funny and an exceptionally talented writer, now officially earmarked as a rising talent:

  • 2013 Triple J RAW National Finalist
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festivals’ The Comedy Zone


Becky’s solo shows sell out and she has supported headliners like Wil Anderson, Jim Norton and Joel Creasey.

Like an iron fist in a velvet glove, Becky’s humour will hit you on the nose when you least expect it.

She’s super talented, fresh and in a class of her own.

You don’t have much time left to brag that you saw Becky Lucas before she was cool and a sell-out.
Source: Alex Habilay, scenestr.com.au

ROL: Return on Laughs


If you’re passing on a comedian at your event, you may be missing out on some great ROI – or ROL as we like to say.

There are plenty of funny-makers who will adjust material to suit your audience – and make their sides split at the same time.

#121
Rusty and Another Guy

Rusty and Another Guy For more than twenty years, Rusty Berther was one half of Australia’s favourite musical comedy The Scared Weird Little Guys.

Rusty recently paired up with another guy, accomplished musical theatre performer Mike McLeish aka Paul Keating from Keating the musical.

The pair parody well-known songs with fabulously quick wit and clever improvisations through their upbeat music and beautiful harmonies.

Undeniably funny and talented, this duo will deliver, and with custom material!

Rusty and Mike included hilarious specially written material which had the whole room in stitches.
Source: JLT Group

#111
Joel Ozborn

Joel Ozborn was first spotted by 2day FM, winning the 1998 “street performer of the year” at the Sydney Opera house.

Akmal Saleh took Joel under his wing from a young age, and he supported American Arj Barker in a standout season of Sydney performances.

Joel’s an experienced comedy festival performer, with sellout shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

He has incredible flair for improvisation, is brilliant at physical comedy and is sure-fire bet for cracking up stressed and burnt-out corporates.

He’s disarming; he’s accessible without being common; articulate and clever without being smug… bloody funny
Source: The Age

#129
Urzila Carlson

Urzila’s trademark deadpan humour and cheeky wit has seen her win fans the world over for her television appearances and live shows.

A TV favourite in both countries, Urzila is a series regular on both the Australian and NZ versions of the award-winning show Have You Been Paying Attention?

In 2019 Urzila took home the coveted People’s Choice Award at Melbourne Comedy Festival and made her Netflix debut the same year.

Standout performance… side-splitting
Source: Rip It Up Adelaide

#134
Damien Power

Damien Power’s raw, assured style earning him two back-to-back Barry Award nominations in 2015 and 2016; got him nominated for Melbourne International Comedy Festival Best Show Award 2015/2016. He took out the Director’s Choice Award in 2016.

He’s in the underground cult-hit True Australian Patriots, and he’s had his own segment on The Project and appeared on a string of ABC-TV comedies.

Damien takes a lighthearted look into human behaviour with energy and thigh-slapping hilarity.

His insightful, superbly-crafted material is a hit with audience from all backgrounds.

Power is a deep thinker dressed up as a knockabout pub comedian.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald

#109
Luke Heggie

Luke’s no-nonsense one liners delivered in a dry, dead-pan manner quickly gained praise after his debut by winning Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s 2010 Raw Comedy and jetting off to Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Since then Luke has written and performed a brand new killer show every year for festivals in Australia and New Zealand.

Luke’s 2019 show Have That sold out across Australia and was filmed at the Metro Theatre, Sydney.

Deadpan genius… one of the funniest standups around.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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Pick from this bunch of 8 super witty, wise and cheeky people, and revel in the audience joy.

Know they’ll be going home with the magic feeling that comes after a good, communal belly laugh.

They will have had a ball, feeling awesome about their workplace, their colleagues and the world around them.

Not to mention, you – ever the superstar – knocked your last event out of the park.



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Gav George

When his school music teacher loaned him a cassette tape (yes, he's that old) of a fusion band, Gav entered the jazz world after years of classical music training. He was lucky enough to play with some of the greatest living jazz musicians and toured key festivals. Then Enhance founder Alison Clarke called on Gav to work on the company's marketing. This led him to his new passion of… marketing! Gav oversees Enhance's marketing initiatives, gets a kick out of connecting with clients and unearthing new talent. Gav still has that cassette tape, so if his music teacher reads this, please get in touch so he can return it.

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